I seem to have lost my blogging mojo so I thought I’d post some photos from last year, back when the sun was something warm, comforting and familiar, not a distant memory like it has been this July!
Midge - 1 July 2008
Bailey and Queenie - 4 July 2008
Brini - 20 July 2008
Captain Flint and pals - 20 July 2008
Harold and family - 21 July 2008
Scrumpy, Tia, Stella and Brusco - 22 July 2008
Snipe, Midge and Teal - 29 July 2008
The view from Mum's front gate - 29 July 2008
Maybe August will see the sun return – and with it, my blogging inspiration!
It’s been a while since I posted any photos from our year living at my mother’s smallholding in West Wales, so I thought I’d break my blogging silence (no reason, just busy) with some of my favourites pics. There are quite a few, sorry about that!
The view from mum's front gate - 8 April 2008
The view from mum's front gate - 15 April 2008
The view from mum's front gate - 17 April 2008
The ponies, pigs and chickens all get their breakfast - 29 April 2008
Snipe decided to help us replace the guttering - 29 April 2008
Queenie - 4 May 2008
The view from mum's front gate - 5 May 2008
Tia and Bob decide to use the entrance to the chickens' yard and house as the perfect snoozing place - 8 May 2008
Shutterfly the Section A yearling meets Stella the Kune Kune - 10 May 2008
Stella makes the perfect wallow - 10 May 2008
Some of mum's Section A mares and foals - 13 May 2008
Ted, mum's Section A stallion - 13 May 2008
This is the photo of my Kune Kunes last year:
The Kune Kunes - 27 March 2008
Tia’s the one at the back, with Scrumpy on the left and Stella on the right.
They stayed like that for hours. In fact, they only woke up when I went to check that they were, in fact, asleep…!
Another round of photos from last year when we lived at mum’s:
The view from Mum's yard gate - 17 March 2008
Ted meets the Kune Kunes - 17 March 2008
Mac - 17 March 2008
Albert and Victoria - 17 March 2008
Some more photos of my Kune Kunes from last year:
Stella - 11 March 2008
Tia - 11 March 2008
Scrumpy - 11 March 2008
I still can’t get over how much Tia has changed in twelve months. In the photo above she looks so scrawny and unkept… bless her!
Not the most flattering photo of Stella in the world!
Stella - 7 March 2008
Last year, after a tough couple of days persuading my new Kune Kunes that they couldn’t go outside until they stopped squabbling, I gave in and let them out in the sunshine after being woken at sunrise by Stella in the garden, who had smashed open the shed door (well, pallet*) and the garden gate to make her point.
So, I moved Vicky and Albert out of the old chicken run and into the field, on the grounds that, being bucket trained and used to going out every morning for their breakfast and coming back in at dusk for their tea, it was a lot more likely that I’d get them back than the Kunes, and put said terrible trio in the chicken run (still called that after a decade without any chickens).
It was such a gorgeous day, I don’t blame them for wanting to get out into the sunshine!
Scrumpy and Tia stretch out in the sun - 4 March 2008
Not a very flattering photo of Stella - 4 March 2008
* Said pallet was thereafter reinforced by tying two big concrete blocks to its base. They tried and tried but could no longer lift it!